I completely disagree.
Parity has strengthened the NHL with record breaking TV contracts and with all-time high revenues. I completely enjoy being able to flip on any game and watching talent and exciting games.
Money should never buy championships. I've despised the Yankees and the Cowbows my whole life.
Let the difference in great teams be those that invest in great management, scouting, and great coaching.
We've seen great teams dismantled because the salary cap required it, and we've seen great teams dismantled because rich teams could pick the bones of poor ones. Was that really any better than this, because for my part, I'm not really itching to model a system where the top payroll is $209M and the lowest is $21M.
If you ever want to create fan apathy outside of the big media markets, re-introduce a system which turns the small markets into little more than farm teams for the apex predators at the top of the food chain.
The time is right to get rid of the NHL's salary cap (or salary CRAP) as I like to call it and move to a LUXURY TAX system like Major League Baseball has.
It's the best of both worlds:
Poor teams can manage their budget and make a profit without having to spend UP to a cap floor that is too expensive
Rich teams can keep their roster together and build exciting teams while still being reigned in by the tax
Parity is killing the NHL. It's BORING. I'm s
So? Leafs can offer front loaded contracts that budget teams cannot. Budget teams in fact during rebuilds buy high AVV contracts which already paid money during the front loaded/Bonus stage just to hit the cap floor.
I find it comical that you want the cap gone so you won't "Lose players" you can't make room on the cap to keep due to giving out other contracts that hurt your cap situation.
Basically for you to have what you want, you will be forcing the other teams in the
Nope. The cap stays. The owners want it, Cable networks want it and the NHL wants it. Oh and by the way, fans of 29 of 31 other teams want it to stay too. They just did this poll on HFboards lol.
Not surprisingly, it was all leaf and ranger fans who wanted the cap gone.
The leafs are an original 6 team. you want an artificial advantage over teams with less history and less fanbase that will not be tolerated in today's NHL.
The powers that be have spoken on the